GTA 5 online vs Story mode? If I’ll ask you which one you’ll prefer to play?
Is it the online mode that excites you or the offline mode?
But before that, let’s look at the ten leading differences between GTA 5 online and the story mode.
Let’s check them one by one.
In this Article, we'll see:
What are the differences between the GTA V online and story mode?
There are many differences between GTA 5 & GTA 5 online.
But, for the sake of time, we will discuss the top 10 comparisons between both the version of GTA V.
Heck, some of these differences even the majority of GTA V players do not know.
This is why I want you to stay till the very end in here.
1) ENDINGS IN GTA 5 STORY MODE VS ONLINE MODE
The ending is one of the most crucial differences between these two modes.
The offline mode of GTA V ends when you complete the last mission. From there onwards, you are just left to roam the Los Santos.
But, an upside of GTA 5 online mode is that there is simply no end. The gameplay continues in an online manner.
There is no last mission in GTA V online.
The mission list in story mode is limited. When you complete the last mission, you can either complete new side-missions, Heists or begin the story mode mission from the start.
All in all, what I am saying is that there are limited mission choices for you in Story mode. You cannot see recent mission updates. Neither any updates are coming for new missions in story mode.
On the contrary, you can easily find a unique mission waiting for you in Online mode. Yes, and it keeps on getting better.
The Heists missions, in particular, are breath-taking. These are ten times better than story mode Heist missions.
Play it with your friends and you can keep yourself entertained for hours.
Many GTA fans love this feature in GTA 5 online mode. And multi-player mode is limited only to the online version of GTA.
You can invite your friends and enjoy yourself in the city of Los Santos together. There is no limit.
Find a server and let all your friends join in. This is where Role-Play gaming dominates.
You can also roleplay your characters with friends. The concept is simple. Pick a story and continue as you want.
4) GTA 5 CARS, BIKES, TRUCKS, TANKS, CHOPPERS ETC
Not only me but everyone loves cars, bikes or heavy tanks and helicopter.
Well, GTA 5 online is a perfect place for you, where you will find every latest vehicle. Since the updates are frequent in GTA V online than story mode, it is filled with various choices for you.
This is not the case in offline GTA V mode as there limited driving options.
This is one thing that pushes me towards the online mode.
The downside is purchasing expensive cars requires money and money is hard to earn in GTA V online. But still, it is do-able.
5) CHEAT CODES IN GTA V
Every single GTA player does one thing quite regularly. That is to use the cheats in GTA V.
And why not, it is a free source of limitless entertainment.
There are various cheats that help you do different things. Whether it be getting weapons, cars, bikes, or even changing the weather, anything is possible.
The cheats are valid only in GTA 5 Story mode. You can use any cheat code and do whatever you like as long as you are in story mode.
The moment you switch to GTA V Online, cheat codes cannot be applied. Even if you use some mods to apply the cheats, you will definitely be banned.
Sorry to say but you have live according to the rules in online mode.
6) HEALTH & MONEY
Health is easy to increase in GTA 5 story mode. Just type in the relevant cheat code on your device and there you go. You will not lose health whether you feed your character or not.
But when we speak of health in GTA V online mode, things are pretty different here. You have limited health.
You need to maintain your health bar by continually feeding your character. Else it will starve to death. There are no shortcuts here.
The characters are very close to a real-life person. You need to monitor your character from time to time. It can be hungry, thirsty or hurt. So, take well care.
7) STORAGE SPACE / GARAGE SPACE IN GTA V
If you have not played the online GTA V so far, chances are you will be amazed by the storage space/ garage space.
The space you’ll get in story mode is minimal. This, in turn, limits your choice of buying fancy stuff.
The moment you enter the “online mode”, you should care more about buying more. Here, you need not worry about the space as it is vast.
Upgrading your house means more space and more space means more capacity to store.
8) INSURANCE IN GTA V ONLINE MODE
Got an expensive car and scared of driving it fast? Worry not.
Just get insurance for your car. This way if your car explodes or gets damaged or stolen, you can quickly get a new replacement.
Sadly, this feature is not in Story mode. You have to be careful or spend a heavy sum on repairing it.
So by this point, you can easily guess which mode gets frequent time to time updates.
If you have assumed it to be the online mode, you are damn correct. The updates in an online way are minor in size of fewer than 4GB.
These primarily include new features, bug fixes, new additions such as cars or new vehicles.
The updates also reveal how much rockstars games are focussed on this particular mode, which is a good thing being a GTA fan for ten years.
10) CHARACTERS IN GTA 5 ONLINE VS STORY MODE
Okay so this point is all about characters in GTA V.
In story mode, you get three characters to play.
It is okay to have three characters but not great. This is why I love GTA V online mode.
It is the only place where you can get more than 20 characters to play. And since this mode receives frequent updates, who knows how many more characters we will see.
And the best part is you can change the appearance as per your wish.
GTA 5 ONLINE VS OFFLINE: WHICH IS BETTER?
Now again that question comes. Is GTA V online better than the story mode?
Mainly, because we have seen so much in favour of online mode, one may be tempted to go all-in for GTA 5 online.
But, there is more.
A downside of playing online GTA V is that you need a high-speed & stable internet connection. Many people across the globe reading this Article may not have a stable internet connection.
For them, the better option is probably Story mode.
One more thing!
For a small audience, the story mode is a more viable option as it comes all pre-planned. And all you need to do is jump in the plan to dominate.
Although GTA 5 Online mode has got more good things, we cannot ignore the game’s basics.
In the end, Whether GTA 5 story mode is better than the online way, it remains a personal preference.
All in All, GTA V is a funny game. Sometimes you can get so overwhelmed by what you can do here. And the other times you’re just staring at the screen, confused.